Deer eating rubbish from an overflowing bin in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Office of Public Works

Picnickers enjoying sunny weather during the lockdown are being blamed for a more than 50 per cent spike in the amount of rubbish dumped in Dublin’s P(...)

Some of the country’s most scenic locations have attracted illegal dumping. File photograph: The Irish Times

A Government campaign to stop Ireland’s beauty spots becoming litter “hot spots” is under way in response to the surge in illegal dumping during the c(...)

Plans to create safe, segregated routes have long been  mired in endless years of consultation, revisions and stalemate. Photograph: Alan Betson

For decades cyclists have been begging for safer road infrastructure in towns and cities. All they got, largely, was a splash of white paint, which is(...)

The pedestrianisation of New Street in Malahide is currently midway through a 10-week trial. Photograph: Orla Murray

If there is any silver lining for Dublin to the health and economic disaster of the coronavirus pandemic, it has to be the emergence of measures to im(...)

Access gates to Dublin’s Phoenix Park reopened on Friday to traffic. Photograph: Alan Betson

A change of season was in the air at Phoenix Park on Friday as early morning walkers were greeted with a stiff northerly breeze whistling down Chester(...)

 The OPW has asked drivers “to be respectful to all pedestrians and cyclists” and said measures will remain under review. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

All of the perimeter gates to Dublin’s Phoenix Park, with the exception of Knockmaroon Gate, will be reopened on Friday morning, the Office of Public (...)

The OPW on Friday morning said it will not reopen all  the Phoenix Park gates on Monday, and has not set any future date for their reopening. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The entrance gates to Dublin’s Phoenix Park that have been closed since March in response to coronavirus travel restrictions, will not be reopened on (...)

The Four Courts complex in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The arrangement whereby the Bar Council is given free accommodation in the Four Courts is unlawful, it has been claimed. The claim is the subject of (...)

The OPW has decided to delay the reopening of perimeter gates into Phoenix Park until June 29th and will be keeping this under review. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The gates of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, which have been closed since March in response to coronavirus travel restrictions, will not be reopened on Monday (...)

A fallow deer in the park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

In Ireland’s largest urban park – currently buzzing with wildlife – biodiversity expert Leif Murray explains why the birds seem to be singing loude(...)

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